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Basic Facts About Estuaries     

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What is an estuary? Are all estuaries alike? How do we study estuaries? How do estuaries impact my life?

Find answers to these questions and more by exploring the information listed under the titles below.
  1. What is an Estuary? 
  2. What Role do Estuaries Play in the Earth’s Cycles? 
  3. Why is Change an Important Characteristic of Estuaries?
  4. What Plants and Animals Live in an Estuary? 
  5. How are Estuaries Connected to My Life?
  6. How do Scientists Study and Learn About Estuaries? 
  7. The Estuaries of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System

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Last Updated on: 06-18-2008


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